Serenity Ridge News
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An article about some of the history and beauty of Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, Ligmincha International headquarters and retreat center in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia, was published in the Winter 2019 issue of Tricycle magazine.
Stupas, or chorten in the Tibetan language, are an important part of Bön and Himalayan culture. Serenity Ridge Retreat Center now has its own stupa—the first Bön stupa in the United States and Ligmincha’s fifth stupa worldwide.
New volunteers are always needed and most welcome at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, headquarters of Ligmincha International, and to serve the larger organization. We depend on the assistance of committed volunteers to help in many of our day-to-day operations and other functions.
A special photo tribute to Kunzang Khang, the beautifully designed multipurpose building at Serenity Ridge, and its project manager Grover Overstreet, appears in the October issue of Voice of Clear Light.
The early-bird registration discount for two upcoming retreats at Serenity Ridge in February ends soon. Register by December 30 to receive a $30 discount off the Red Garuda retreat and by January 8 for a $30 discount off the cost of the Sherap Chamma Retreat.
Registration is now open for two upcoming weekend retreats at Serenity Ridge in February 2020. “The Red Garuda: Powerful Wings of the Heart” with John Jackson will be held January 31–February 2, 2020. “Sherap Chamma: Mother of Wisdom and Love” with Marcy Vaughn will be held February 21–23.
Join us November 8–10 for a special retreat with His Eminence Menri Ponlop Trinley Nyima Rinpoche. He will teach on the topic “Pith Instructions from the Golden Advice,” based on the ancient sage and lama Drenpa Namkha’s succinct advice to dzogchen practitioners.
Registration is now open for the Winter Retreat with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, beginning the evening of December 26, 2019. “Dzogchen Practice Retreat: Turning Inward” will offer participants a primarily silent retreat that will facilitate turning inward and resting in the nature of mind.
The early-bird registration discount for the Serenity Ridge Fall Retreat on the of “Guidance for Living and Dying” with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has been extended until September 1. Participants who register by September 1 will receive a $50 discount off the cost of registration.
Join Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Ligmincha sangha members worldwide this Saturday, January 26, on Facebook Live to celebrate the life and work of His Eminence Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche. The schedule for both the US and Europe is listed below.
Ligmincha Learning is pleased to offer two courses starting in February. “Sherap Chamma” with senior teacher Marcy Vaugh begins February 1. “Treasures of Bön” with Ligmincha Texas resident lama Geshe Denma Gyaltsen and course mentor and teacher John Jackson begins February 29.